They call you heartless; but you have a heart and I love you for being ashamed to show it.
- Friedrich Nietzsche (via quotes-for-reference)
Video Caption: CIA director John Brennan unconvincingly denies the allegations.
U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein, the chairwoman of the Senate intelligence committee, confirmed recent reports that CIA officials had been accused of monitoring computer networks used by Senate staff investigators. Going further than previously, she referred openly to recent attempts by the CIA to remove documents from the network detailing evidence of torture that would incriminate intelligence officers.
She also alleged that anonymous CIA officials were effectively conducting a smear campaign in the media to discredit and “intimidate” Senate staff by suggesting they had hacked into the agency’s computers to obtain a separate, critical internal report on the detention and interrogation programme.
Feinstein publicly accused the CIA of potentially violating “the fourth amendment, the computer fraud and abuse act, as well as executive order 12333, which prohibits the CIA from conducting domestic searches or surveillance.”
The whistleblower Edward Snowden accused the chair of the Senate Intelligence Committee of double standards on Tuesday, pointing out that her outrage at evidence her staff were spied on by the CIA was not matched by concern about widespread surveillance of ordinary citizens.
In a statement to NBC News, Snowden said: “It’s clear the CIA was trying to play ‘keep away’ with documents relevant to an investigation by their overseers in Congress, and that’s a serious constitutional concern.”
Snowden, who is in Russia on temporary asylum, added: “But it’s equally if not more concerning that we’re seeing another ‘Merkel effect,’ where an elected official does not care at all that the rights of millions of ordinary citizens are violated by our spies, but suddenly it’s a scandal when a politician finds out the same thing happens to them.”
Snowden’s comment referred to the German chancellor Angela Merkel, who was outraged to discover her phone calls has been monitored by the NSA. Germany has raised concerns over wider surveillance programs, but critics argue that Merkel should have gone further in condemning the NSA’s dragnet monitoring of European phone and internet communications.
I will keep faith with death in my heart, yet will remember that faith with death and the dead is only wickedness and dark voluptuousness and enmity against humankind, if it is given power over our thought and contemplation. For the sake of goodness and love, man shall let death have no sovereignty over his thoughts. And with that, I wake up.
- Thomas Mann (via observando)
I am very experienced in love making, i borrow heavily from the latin culture